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Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for plot to kill PM Hasina

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court sentenced ten Islamist militants to death Sunday over a failed plot to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by detonating a huge bomb at one of her rallies.

Spain attacker showed 'no sign of radicalisation': father

- Residents of Melouiya, a village high in Morocco's Atlas Mountains, are in shock at the news two of their sons were implicated in terror attacks in Spain.

Moroccan asylum seeker 'targeted women' in Finland terror stabbing

Turku - Finnish police said Saturday that a Moroccan asylum seeker deliberately targeted women in a stabbing spree that left two dead and is being investigated as the country's first terror attack.

Spain attacks: What we know about the suspects

Madrid - The suspected jihadists behind Spain's twin terror attacks are thought to have formed a cell in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains where they allegedly planned large-scale assaults.

US judge rejects Polanski victim's bid to close case

Los Angeles - A US judge on Friday rejected a bid by a woman Roman Polanski raped as a teenager to close the case, saying the fugitive filmmaker must appear in court for the matter to be resolved.

Ex-chief of jihadist 'Islamic police' jailed for 10 years in Mali

Bamako - The head of an Islamic police brigade deployed by jihadists controlling a northern Mali city in 2012 was jailed for 10 years Friday, after being convicted of crimes that included cutting off the hands of suspected thieves.

Drug 'personalities' die in Philippines' Big Time show

Manila - It's just after midnight and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's "One Time Big Time" show is getting into full swing as police shoot dead another young "drug personality".

Ex-chief of jihadist 'Islamic police' on trial in Mali

Bamako - The head of an Islamic police brigade deployed by jihadists controlling a city in northern Mali in 2012 went on trial Friday accused of cutting off victims' hands and publicly whipping women.

Samurai sword attack outside Taiwan presidential office

Taipei - A samurai sword-wielding attacker carrying the national flag of China slashed a military police guard outside Taiwan's presidential office Friday, authorities said.

Jailed Pistorius allowed to attend grandmother's funeral

Johanesburg - Jailed South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius briefly left his Pretoria prison on Wednesday to attend his grandmother's funeral.

Hong Kong 'abduction victim' arrested for misleading police

Hong Kong - A member of a Hong Kong pro-democracy party was arrested Tuesday for "misleading police" after he said he was abducted and beaten by mainland Chinese agents who punctured his legs with staples.

No guarantee 'Chapo' Guzman's private lawyers would get paid

New York - A US federal judge on Monday refused to help private lawyers hoping to represent drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman obtain guarantees that they would get paid if they take the case.

German court jails three Syrians over deadly migrant trip

Berlin - A German court on Friday convicted three Syrians of human trafficking after a boat they used to smuggle people to Europe capsized in 2015, killing 13.

Police nab fireman for arson as Italy blazes rage

Rome - A volunteer fireman has been caught setting fires in northern Italy as the drought-ravaged country struggled Friday to contain wildfire blazes.

US links Mexico football captain Marquez to drug cartel

Washington - The US Treasury on Wednesday accused Rafael Marquez, captain of Mexico's national football team and a former FC Barcelona player, of being a "front person" for a major drug trafficking organization.

Israel soldier begins manslaughter prison term

Rishon Le Zion - An Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a prone Palestinian assailant in a trial that deeply divided the country arrived alongside motorcycle-riding supporters Wednesday to begin his 18-month prison term.

WWII veteran murdered in his pajamas in crime-ridden Baltimore

Washington - A 97-year-old World War II veteran has become the oldest homicide victim in crime-ridden Baltimore after he was beaten to death in his pajamas by burglars.

Pakistan couple slain at wedding in 'honour killing'

Multan - A man killed his own sister and her husband-to-be as they went to register their marriage at a Pakistan court, police said Tuesday, in the country's latest so-called honour killing.

'El Chapo' moves to hire top-flight NY mafia defender

New York - Drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman wants to dump his US public defenders for a quartet of top-flight criminal defense lawyers, including attorneys who got an infamous New York mafia boss out of prison.
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